Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Part of the Community: Miami Dade College West Campus

Doral is the home of many highly rated K-12 public, charter, and private schools. The schools in Doral are rated higher than the state and national average for the quality of education and facilities available to residents of the fastest growing community in the Miami area. In 2005 another highly rated educational institution began offering classes in the Doral area. The Miami Dade College West Campus now offers degree programs and professional development programs for their students.  The courses and degree programs offered by Miami Dade College include the following:

• General Education Courses
• Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management Academic
• College Preparation: Math and English
• English for Non-Native Speakers
• Associate in Arts in Accounting and Business
• Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Supervision and Management
• Associate in Arts (Computer and Engineering Technologies)
• Associate in Science (Computer Information)
• Vocational Credit Certificate in Computer and Engineering
• Bachelor in Education (TESOL Certification)
• Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice
• Social Science Courses

The professional development courses include courses in childcare, computer training, dance, fitness and sports, health careers, music, and several other enriching courses for adults, children and teens.

History of Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has eight campuses and over 166,000 students. Miami Dade College opened its doors in the 1960’s and was one of the first higher education institutions to encourage minorities and women to seek a college education. When it first opened its doors it was nicknamed “Chicken Coop College” for the buildings it had refitted for classes. During its long history the college has undergone many transformations in an attempt to meet the ever changing needs of a growing population. In 2003, the college began offering bachelor degree programs at selected campuses.  


The college is accredited by one of the most prestigious accrediting associations in the country, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) along with many others. Accreditation is important for a college. Any college can issue degrees, but only colleges which have passed strict accreditation requirements for curriculum, instructors, and student resources can be accredited.  

Doral West Campus

The Doral Campus of Miami Dade College is located near the Florida Turnpike between NW 117th Street and NW 115th Street. The campus is just minutes away from Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall, as well as the world class golf courses Doral has to offer. Students can find several housing options in the Doral area. Apartments, condos, and townhouses are all within a short distance of the West campus in Doral. 

Priority registration began on October 15th and open registration begins on October 29th. Students may register online or call the campus at (305) 237-8888. The West campus in Doral offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. These degrees may be used to transfer into a bachelor program at any of the Miami Dade College campuses. The West campus of Miami Dade College is just another reason Doral is a great place to call home, and another way Doral shows its commitment to the high quality of life for its residents.


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